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Anna Lavinia McDonough DeBusk
Anna Lavinia McDonough

Anna Lavinia McDonough born 15 March 1847 in Harrison County, Texas 9 May 1925 in Hidalgo County, Texas and is buried at Rock Church Cemetery, Brown County, Texas . She married Christopher DeBusk in Collin County, Texas. Christoper DeBusk son of Palser DeBusk and Mary Sarah "Sally" Surber was born 19 Feb 1845 in Washington County, Virginia and died 17 Sep 1907 in Nolan County, Texas and is buried at Sweetwater Cemetery, Nolan County, Texas.

Christopher DeBusk die of Bright's Disease.  They lived in Sweetwater, Nolan County, Texas after 1898.

He left Lee County, Virginia in 1868 for Texas with a party of 10, which included his brother Elias's family. The party consisted of Elias, his wife Martha Edmondson, their children (Elijah, Susan, and William Andrew) and their spouses. They settled in Collin County, Texas until 1875. He met and married Anna Lavina McDonough while they lived there.  Hearing of cheap land, they moved to Brown County, Texas and settled in the northwest portion of Brown County, Texas.

Christopher moved to Sweetwater, Nolan County, Texas in 1898 along with Walter Andrew Prater's family. In 1900 they moved with the Prater's to Fisher County, Texas. He bought 800 acres joining Walter Andrew Prater's farm.

Christopher was a first sergeant with the 21st Battalion, Virginia Infantry. He later joined Company H, 27th Battalion Virginia Mounted Rifles, 25th Virginia Cavalry. He was paroled on 28 February 1864 after swearing allegiance to the United States of America. See 25th Virginia Cavalry by Dobbie E. Lambert, The Virginia Regimental Histories Series. He is listed in the 1850 Washington County, Virginia census and the 1860 Lee County, Virginia census as the son of Palser DeBusk and Sarah Surber age 5 and 14 years old. Source of birth and marriage is the family bible of Palser DeBusk and Sarah Surber.


Nilie Josephine DeBusk born 25 Jul 1875 in 25 Jul 1875 and died 31 Jan 1953 in Brown County, Texas and is buried at Rock Church Cemetery, Brown County, Texas. She married Walter Andrew Prater son John Henry Prater and Louisa Matilda Thompson 16 Feb 1896 in Brown County, Texas. He was born 24 Jul 1872 in Collin County, Texas and died 13 November 1955 in Brown County, Texas and is buried at Cross Cut Cemetery, Brown County, Texas.